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photoblog image The Port City of Cassis, The Calanque Port Miou

The Port City of Cassis, The Calanque Port Miou

 

The Calanque de Port-Miou is the largest of the three calanques near Cassis. It is long and narrow, 1.5 kl, and thus was very suitable for establishing a marina capable of mooring over five hundred boats along both its fringes. Like the other two calanques of Cassis, it is also uninhabited.

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Below is a screen capture from Google Maps that demonstrates the length of the Calanque de Port Miou. This shot was taken behind the cliff that cuts into the canal on the right side, about 200 m inside the calanque.

 

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photoblog image google maps - calanques de port-mioux 15-09-2013 11-53-

 

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The Port City of Cassis, The Calanque Port Miou

 

The Calanque de Port-Miou is the largest of the three calanques near Cassis. It is long and narrow, 1.5 kl, and thus was very suitable for establishing a marina capable of mooring over five hundred boats along both its fringes. Like the other two calanques of Cassis, it is also uninhabited.

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Below is a screen capture from Google Maps that demonstrates the length of the Calanque de Port Miou. This shot was taken behind the cliff that cuts into the canal on the right side, about 200 m inside the calanque.

 

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photoblog image google maps - calanques de port-mioux 15-09-2013 11-53-

 

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comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 6 Mar 2018, 00:37
A fabulous place, Peter!
....peter:): thanks Ray....petersmile
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 6 Mar 2018, 01:53
500 boats ?

that's a lot of boats

it's absolutely beautiful there
....peter:): this calanque is about 1.5 kl / 1 mile deep so there is plenty of room to park that many boats side by side Sherri... it is beautiful there....petersmile
Its a wonderful place, Peter.
....peter:): i agree Frank....petersmile
it's really terrific! Thanks for including the Google map!
....peter:): the map helps to understand how they can mooring to 500 boats....petersmile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Mar 2018, 06:24
Very interesting, this inlet certainly goes in a long way
....peter:): it's a beautiful inlet Chris... there is a great variety of boats in this calanque....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Mar 2018, 07:51
What a splendid part of the world Peter, would you have fancied living here years ago.
....peter:): i would have lived there for sure Chad... i was intending on moving to the Atlantic provinces when i retired... but Penny insisted on being closer to her kids and grandkids... at least i got a house on a lake....petersmile
Les calanques de Cassis sont toutes magnifiques, ce sont des lieux que j'aime aller voir depuis un bateau, ce que je faisais souvent autrefois. A présent je suis plus difficile à  bouger. Bisous pour vous 3 et belle photo
....peter:): Les Calanques sont spectaculaires Marie et la seule façon de s'y rendre est en bateau ou de suivre les sentiers pédestres sur les sommets des falaises! Bisous de nous 3
This is quite a place Peter
....peter:): it is quite the place Bill... i am so happy that we took the tour boat out to the calanques....petersmile
This looks to be an amazing place Peter. The screen shot really helps.
....peter:): it is am amazing place Brian... the google map screen shot is worth a thousand words....petersmile
Isn't that fantastic. In calm weather this seems like a boater's paradise but I wonder what waves would do.
....peter:): the waves coming across the bay were at about four feet but the water became still once we turned the corner... they were used by the Romans for safe harbour....petersmile
Nicely informative...

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